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keenonuke
04-12-2019, 04:01 AM
Hi Folks
Does anyone know the radius on a pono tenor ukulele?
Thanks
K

DownUpDave
04-12-2019, 07:30 AM
Hi Folks
Does anyone know the radius on a pono tenor ukulele?
Thanks
K

Yes they are 16" radius

keenonuke
04-12-2019, 07:39 AM
Thanks so much.
K

Ukecaster
04-12-2019, 10:50 AM
But, not all Pono tenors are radiused, is that correct?

DownUpDave
04-12-2019, 11:23 AM
But, not all Pono tenors are radiused, is that correct?

That is correct, all of the Pro Classic model do as well as MTD series.

keenonuke
04-12-2019, 11:29 AM
For those of you with a radiuses fretboard, would a 10" be too small to play comfortably?
Thanks folks

DownUpDave
04-12-2019, 11:38 AM
For those of you with a radiuses fretboard, would a 10" be too small to play comfortably?
Thanks folks

I have never played a 10" radius they are not common. I have ukes with 16", 14" and 12" radius and all are very easy to play. I can't feel much difference between the 12" and 16" to be perfectly honest.

May I ask why you are interested in a 10" radius, do you come from an electric guitar background?

zztush
04-12-2019, 01:03 PM
Hi, Heenonuke!


For those of you with a radiuses fretboard, would a 10" be too small to play comfortably?
Thanks folks

Radius is related to neck width. 43mm nut acoustic guitars have 12" radius. Vintage Gibson J-45 has narrow 39mm nut. I have seen a model of Gibson which has 39mm nut in local shop. I am interested in the radius of 39mm nut acoustic guitars.

https://i.ibb.co/DGFZYPr/1.jpg (https://ibb.co/YDSxX40)

keenonuke
04-12-2019, 09:23 PM
I'm considering getting a custom made uke. The nut on that instrument (a tenor) would be 1-3/8 and the maker wrote that he uses "10 1/0" so maybe it's a typo. I'll need to clarify. Or ask for what I'd like.

I have a few ukuleles. I think the strings make a big difference in my being able to barre a chord. I just got a new Soprano and struggle with Barre chords but do so easily on my Kala Soprano travel ukulele.

So that is the reason for my question to the community.

Thanks for asking
K

zztush
04-12-2019, 10:21 PM
Hi, keenokuke! The relation should be diameter and arc in circle.

Yours is 35mm vs 10 relation is 3.5
Common acoustric guitar 43mm vs 12 relation is 3.58

Yours is similar to common acoustic guitar.

My stratcaster 43mm vs 9.5 relation is 4.5

I think your maker gives very good suggestion. It may help your barre chords.

keenonuke
04-12-2019, 11:27 PM
Thank you so much. I had been reticent to move forward because of the suggested radius. Much of what I've seen on the forum showed people using 12 or 16. So 10 seemed like a steep curve.
Thanks again.
K

DownUpDave
04-13-2019, 02:54 AM
What size ukulele are you considering having built by this luthier?

Rakelele
04-13-2019, 04:11 AM
My Lichty baritone has a 9" radius and I love it. I'd say if you like a radius, then why not go with a strong curve.

DownUpDave
04-14-2019, 03:24 AM
My Lichty baritone has a 9" radius and I love it. I'd say if you like a radius, then why not go with a strong curve.

Actually Rainer I forgot that I played a LfdM with a 10" radius and it was very nice to play.........all LfdMs are so there is that

Lapyang
04-14-2019, 04:47 AM
The majority of my Ukes have 12 in radius. They are Ok. I have one that is 16 in, and to me it is not comfortable. I have a custom made Tenor 1 3/8 nut with 7.5 in radius. To me that is THE most comfortable radius. I don't have to think about it when I am barring chords. It just came second nature. Never a dead note!

Cubeistan
04-15-2019, 06:49 AM
My Lichty baritone has a 9" radius and I love it. I'd say if you like a radius, then why not go with a strong curve.

I second that emotion. 12" is just enough to claim a radius.